CU student represents India at the UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Research Paper Competition
MBA student from Chandigarh University, Shagun Tripathi has brought laurels for the country by winning the Research Paper Competition organized by United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held at Vienna, Austria. Shagun Tripathi was selected to represent India at the International Conference on “Role of Industry in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9 and the 2030 Agenda” organized by UNIDO to celebrate its 50th Golden Anniversary in association with AIESEC. Students from more than 40 countries participated in various competitions which included Research Paper, Time Capsule Competition and Business Plan Competitions.
UNIDO is the UN specialized agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, together with AIESEC, the global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. While briefing about her research paper, Shagun said, “During UNIDO’s 15th General Conference in 2013, a second Lima Declaration was adopted giving UNIDO a new mission: to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in developing countries and economies in transition”. The enormous potential of ISID to deliver the multi-dimensional aspirations of development was recognized by all members of the United Nations, which adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, under which 17 Goals were identified to be achieved along with contribution of Industry to achieve those goals were highlighted, added Shruti. The research paper presented by Shruti showcased the policies which India should undertake to fulfill its commitment to attain UNIDO’s 17 Goals.
Mr. Li Yong, Director General, UNIDO presided over the Research Paper Competition and presented the Winner Certificate to Shruti Tripathi along with other delegates of the organization. While congratulating Shruti on her achievement, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University said “It is a proud moment for us that one of our student was given an opportunity to represent India at International Level and Shruti has done proud as she utilized the opportunity to bring laurel for the country”.